Helping Our Children Be Fit
Head to Toe is St. Louis Children's Hospital's weight management program to encourage youth to eat healthy and develop healthy eating habits that can span a lifetime.
More children 10-17 in Missouri are overweight or obese than the national average. That presents a distressing health picture for our next generation. They'll live fewer years than we, they'll enjoy fewer periods of "quality life" than we, they'll experience more weight-related health problems that can have a tragic result on life expectancy and happiness.
St. Louis Children's Hospital's Head to Toe weight management encourages children, teens and their parents to make healthy lifestyle choices by setting goals that include increasing daily physical activity and exercising.
This program -- created by physical therapists and dietitians -- requires a physician referral and combines hands-on fitness and nutrition activities, as well as parent group discussion in a safe and nonthreatening environment.
Learn more about St. Louis Children's Head to Toe Weight Management Program.
BJC encourages you to set a good example for your children, grandchildren and other children in your life; and subscribe to BJC's free monthly e-newsletter or call us at 314.747.7234.
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